July 29 Praying with our hands can take many forms, today we invite you to use your hands in prayer. Turning our palms upward toward heaven is one simple way to create a more receptive posture. As we kneel, sit, or stand, we can turn the palms of our hands upward to receive the good things God has to give. Likewise, turning our palms downward is a simple way to embody the desire to release or give up something that we have been holding or carrying for too long. As we continue our prayer for the Annual Conference Staff members and the District Superintendents that make up the appointive cabinets–what are some of the things that this prayer community can pray for our Conference leaders? What is it that they should release or let go of? Turn your hands, palm down, and pray that things like this might be released: anxiety, fear, dread, uncertainty, (add other words and feelings that come to you here).